Ever since quarantine began, eye makeup has taken centre stage and we’re not talking about just a simple cat-eye. Bold, out-of-this-world eye makeup looks are dominating our social media feed, pushing lipsticks completely out of the picture. If you are a beauty enthusiast, then you’ve probably heard that lipsticks are no longer a trending topic since face masks have now become a necessity.
But whoever said lipsticks are cancelled in 2020, is definitely wrong. We’re here to tell you that lipsticks are still in and your pouts don’t need to go bare in the pandemic world.
While creamy lipsticks have to sit this one out, matte formulas are now having their big moment. Unfortunately, matte lipsticks have got a bad rep in the past for drying out and damaging lips. Because of this, many are apprehensive of using them. But here’s the thing, it’s 2020 and there are plenty of brands that add nourishing ingredients to their products, so it’s time to invest in a few matte lipsticks if you want to look and feel your best, even if it's just for yourself.
Aside from longevity, many matte lipsticks available in the market are enriched with moisturising oils that are comfortable on the lips and keep them hydrated. To make your life a bit easier, we’ve scoured the Internet and picked the must-have matte lipstick shades.
Until now, we’ve been searching for mattes that stay put after every drink, meal and kiss, but now you can add a face mask to this equation. Check out these lipsticks that won’t dry out the lips and are mask-proof.
Are you all for edgy looks? Then this royal purple lipstick shade by MyGlamm needs to be in your beauty arsenal! Not only does this shade command attention, but it also creates a mesmerizing look for those with deep skin tones. So, what makes this LIT Liquid Matte Lipstick (in the shade DTF) better than the rest? Well, for starters, it won’t dry out your lips. This long-lasting lipstick is enriched with moringa oil that moisturises and smoothens dry lips. It’s also highly pigmented so whether you choose to wear by itself or create a gradient effect, this hue won’t smudge and is sure to get everyone’s attention once the mask is off.
If you aren’t keen on edgy looks but still want to turn heads, then a pink matte shade is just for you. The Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Bend & Snap is a deep pink hue that’s perfect for your first post quarantine date. This long-wearing, innovative ultra-matte lipstick is enriched with avocado oil and vitamin E, both of which, keep the lips moisturised and hydrated all day long. This lipstick has the staying power of a stain along with intense colour payoff, so you won't have to deal with any embracing smudges on your face once you take off your mask.
Do you hate experimenting and love to keep it simple? Then try the cult-favourite Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Liquid Lipstick in Mogul. This vintage nude-rose shade has a creamy matte texture that glides oh-so-effortlessly on your lips and stays put throughout the day. Aside from its staying power, this lipstick collection is powered by Maxi-lip which helps stimulate collagen and keep your lips hydrated for hours. Since it’s not too bold, it’s ideal when you’re stepping out to run errands or just out for a walk.
Add a bit of shimmer to your life with the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Vino Noir. This non-drying wine coloured metallic matte is enriched with moisturising ingredients like jojoba, apricot and sunflower oil, so there's no doubt that your lips are going to stay hydrated throughout the day. This shimmery liquid lipstick creates a beautiful velvety matte effect on your lips that lasts for up to 8 hours. It looks good before wearing your mask and just as lovely after taking off your mask.
Missing your confidence-boosting red lippy? Then why don’t you give the Wet n Wild Mega Last Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Flame Of The Game a try! This bright red shade delivers intense colour and doesn’t dry out the lips. Believe us when we say that this lipstick has some serious staying power and doesn’t budge once applied, so you can wear it all day under your mask without having to worry about it transferring or smudging.
*If it can stay put even after consuming oily foods, it can survive your cloth mask!
What are you waiting for? Face masks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. So don’t waste a minute and invest in a matte lipstick that won't leave stains all over your mask.